Monday, October 24, 2016

No. 22 WVU Spoils Homecoming; TCU Next

No. 22 West Virginia rolled into Stillwater and spolied homecoming for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. In a game that was sloppy at times, the Mountaineers did what they needed to do behind a strong run game, defeating OSU 34-10.

Clint Trickett finished the day 21 of 30 for 238 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Wendell Smallwood led the Mountaineer rushing attack with 23 carries on 134 yards.

Mario Alford led the West Virginia receivers with 7 catches for 136-yards and 1 touchdown.

Oklahoma State took the ball on opening possession of the game and went on 4th down, failing to convert. WVU would take advantage of that.

The Mountaineers would move down the field behind the running of Wendell Smallwood before Clint Trickett found Kevin White for the 19-yard touchdown pass.

7-0 early in Stillwater.

The Mountaineer defense would hold once again leading to another WVU quick strike.

Trickett would hit Mario Alford on the slant for the 79-yard touchdown pass.

14-0 WVU.

That would be the score at the end of the 1st quarter.

Oklahoma State would get on the board when Ben Grogan connected from 40-yards. 14-3 West Virginia.

OSU would score again when Daxx Garman found a wide open Teddy Johnson for the 8-yard touchdown catch.

14-10 West Virginia with 8:34 left in the 2nd quarter.

After a Mountaineer punt, the Pokes would drive the field once again, but Grogan would miss on the 36-yard field goal.

The score would remain 14-10 at the half.


Team Stat Comparison



1st Downs 10 16
3rd down efficiency
2-7 0-6
4th down efficiency
0-0 0-1
Total Yards 250 299
Passing 165 176
10-15 14-23
Yards per pass
11.0 7.7
Rushing 85 123
Rushing Attempts
19 21
Yards per rush
4.5 5.9
Penalties 3-27 2-10
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles lost
0 0
Interceptions thrown
0 1
Possession 15:14 14:46


West Virginia would get the scoring started to open the 3rd when Josh Lambert connected from 39-yards out extending the Mountaineer lead to 17-10.

That would be all the scoring in the 3rd as we started the 4th quarter 17-10.

Oklahoma State ran 8 offensive plays the entire 3rd quarter while the Mountaineers focused on the run game. WVU would continue that as the 4th quarter started, and Josh Lambert was good again from 43-yards out.

20-17 West Virginia with 10:14 left in the 4th.

Dravon Henry would seal things late in the 4th quarter when he intercepted Daxx Garman and returned it 51-yards for the touchdown. Henry would finish with 2 interceptions on the day.

In what was a hot day in Stillwater, the WVU run game carried the way and kept Oklahoma State off the field most of the 2nd half.

Dreamius Smith would end the scoring when he found the endzone for a 40-yard touchdown run extending the leaad to 34-10.

West Virginia returns home next weekend for a huge game against No. 10 TCU.

At the time of this writing, TCU is leading Texas Tech 68-27 late in the 3rd.

With the win, the Mountaineers move to 6-2 overall, 4-1 in the Big 12 Conference, and also become bowl eligible.



Team Stat Comparison



1st Downs 22 23
3rd down efficiency
9-18 2-14
4th down efficiency
0-0 1-4
Total Yards 448 432
Passing 238 242
21-30 21-41
Yards per pass
7.9 5.9
Rushing 210 190
Rushing Attempts
44 37
Yards per rush
4.8 5.1
Penalties 7-57 4-24
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles lost
0 0
Interceptions thrown
0 2
Possession 33:39 25:21






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